Malé (/ˈmɑːl.eɪ/, local pronunciation: [ˈmɑːlɛ] Maldivian: މާލެ) is the capital and most populous city in the Republic of Maldives. With a population of 133,412 and an area of 5.8 km2, it is also one of the most densely populated cities in the world. The city is geographically located at the southern edge of North Malé Atoll (Kaafu Atoll). Administratively, the city consists of a central island, an airport island, and two other islands governed by the Malé City Council. Traditionally it was the King's Island, from where the ancient royal dynasties ruled and where the palace was located. The city was then called Mahal. Formerly it was a walled city surrounded by fortifications and gates (doroshi). The Royal Palace (Gan'duvaru) was destroyed along with the picturesque forts (kotte) and bastions (buruzu) when the city was remodelled under President Ibrahim Nasir's rule in the aftermath of the abolition of the monarchy in 1968. However, the Malé Friday Mosque remains. In recent years, the island has been considerably expanded through land-filling operations. Over the years, Malé has been the center of political protests and milestone events.Wikipedia
Home to pretty treasures, Malé is Maldives's best kept secret. Malé is located at a short trip away from Maamigili a major city in Maldives. Add Maamigili to your vacation plan, it has an interesting bunch of activities to do on your visit like Republic Square, Sultan Park And National Museum, Fish Market. To get to this city, remember that the nearest major airport is Maamigili Airport. Most online packages to this city are of 1-2 days.
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